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ATF investigating series of fires at Jehovah’s Witness centers

Federal authorities in Washington state are investigating the latest in a troubling series of arson cases at worship halls for Jehovah’s Witnesses. The latest fire broke out Friday at a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lacey, Washington, completely destroying the building. The Seattle branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ruled the fire an arson […]

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UK weather forecast – Icelandic air leaves UK facing a five-day freeze, snow and plunging temperatures – how will it affect you?

The Met Office has already issued a weather warning for parts of the country after strong winds hit the south west overnight and into this morning. And with wintry air from Iceland  expected to add any extra chill the nation, forecasters are warning of windy storms, snow dumps and washouts. There is also the risk of "disruptive snowfall" , threatening […]

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Aquarius, the last Mediterranean refugee rescue ship, ends operations

PARIS (Reuters) – The last refugee rescue ship working in the Mediterranean Sea, Aquarius, has ended her operations, French NGO Medecins sans Frontieres said late on Thursday, blaming harassment from Italy and other countries. “This is a somber day,” Nelke Mander, Medecins sans Frontieres’s general director, said in a statement. “The end of our operations onboard the Aquarius will mean […]

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Free Huawei executive or face consequences, China warns Canada

Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to the US where she has been charged with fraud and could be jailed for 30 years. China has warned Canada of “severe consequences” if it did not immediately release telecom company Huawei’s chief financial officer (CFO), calling the case “extremely nasty”. “China strongly urges the Canadian side to immediately release the detained person, and earnestly protect […]

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Malaysia Muslims rally in Kuala Lumpur to protect ethnic privilege

Kuala Lumpur:  Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims have rallied in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges. The rally on Saturday is the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May. A protester covering his face takes a part in a rally to celebrate […]

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2 arrested after Peterborough police seize purple heroin, cocaine

Two Peterborough men are facing drug-related charges after police seized purple heroin and cocaine during a search of a residence in East City late Thursday afternoon. Members of the Peterborough Police Service’s Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug Unit conducted a search warrant at a multi-unit residence on Burnham Street along with the police’s Emergency Response Team. Inside the […]

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China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences” if she is not released. A report by the official Xinhua News Agency carried on the Foreign Ministry’s website said that Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng called in […]

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